Picked by: HD

Why: Choreographic tradition is the birthplace of innovation. The Washington Ballet’s Genius3 program highlights work from George Balanchine, Mark Morris, Nacho Duato and Twyla Tharp. Before it was trendy to do so, these individuals incorporated abstraction, mixed media, interdisciplinary elements and genre fusion into dance and performance.

From the Washington Ballet website:

TWB continues its tribute to the dance masters of the modern time with the third installment of its intriguing and provocative Genius series featuring Twyla Tharp’s witty Push Comes to Shove, Mark Morris’s fluid Pacific, Nacho Duato’s passionate Cor Perdut and George Balanchine’s modernist masterpiece The Four Temperaments. A whirlwind tour from the energetic and blissful to the emotional and melancholy, Genius3 is nothing short of brilliant.

Performance Dates and Times:
Wednesday, May 19 at 8 PM (preview)
Thursday, May 20 at 8 PM (opening)
Friday, May 21 at 8 PM
Saturday, May 22 at 2:30 PM and 8 PM
Sunday, May 23 at 1 PM and 6 PM


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